Leading Futures: Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership

Leading Futures: Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership

By: Michelle S. Jones (editor), Alma Harris (editor)Hardback

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This book offers multiple perspectives on educational leadership from the viewpoint of scholars, policymakers and practitioners. It considers leadership in context and highlights the importance of cultural influences in shaping and forming leadership practices. It is primarily concerned with 'leading futures' and the challenges faced by leading schools and school systems in an era of fast-paced technological change. It looks at leadership practices across four different levels (system, professional, leader and learner) and explores the connections therein. The book argues that these four levels are often viewed and described independently but in reality they are inherently interconnected and integrally related. In short, this book takes a multilevel, multicultural and multicontextual look at contemporary educational-leadership practice. Through this comparative lens, it presents new ideas, knowledge and insights that would be relevant and ultimately useful to educational leaders around the globe.

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Alma Harris is Professor of Educational Leadership at the Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Since September 2012, she has been the Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership at the University of Malaya (UM). In 2010-2012 she was a senior policy adviser to the Welsh Government. Professor Harris holds visiting professorial posts at Moscow Higher School of Economics, Nottingham Business School, University of Wales and the University of Southampton. She is currently Past President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement. Professor Harris has published many books including Distributed Leadership Matters (2013), and Uplifting Leadership (2014) with Andy Hargreaves and Alan Boyle. Michelle S. Jones is Deputy Director at the Institute of Educational Leadership, UM, where she focuses upon academic development and internationalization. In 2008, she became a school effectiveness associate for the Welsh Government and subsequently a professional education adviser assisting teachers' and principals' professional learning in over 2,000 schools. Dr Jones has also been working with government agencies in England, Russia, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia to contribute to the design and delivery of their professional learning programmes.


Acknowledgements International Comparisons: Critique, Culture and Context - Alma Harris and Michelle Jones 1: SYSTEM LEVEL Leading Futures: System Transformation Who's Afraid of PISA: The Fallacy of International Assessments of System Performance - Yong Zhao Economic Development and Competitiveness: A Primary Driver of School Reform Policy in the USA - Janet H. Chrispeels Innovative Schools and Their Role in the Education Policy Cycle in Russia - Isak Froumin and Anatoly Kasprzhak School Leadership Development in Hong Kong: Taking a Retrospective and Prospective View on Policy and Practice - Paula Kwan Movers and Shapers: Reframing System Leadership for the 21st Century - Anthony Mackay and Albert Bertani Leading System-wide Educational Improvement in Ontario - Carol Campbell II: PROFESSIONAL LEVEL Leading Futures: Leading Professional Learning Exploring the Practice of Professional Learning Communities: Case of Hong Kong Primary Schools - Nicholas Sun-keung Pang and Zoe Lai-mei Leung Principal Preparation and Professional Development in Malaysia: Exploring Key Influences and Current Practice - Corinne Jacqueline Perera, Donnie Adams and Vasu Muniandy Designing and Developing Australian Principal Certification: With the Profession, for the Profession - Louisa Rennie Networking for Educational Equity: Rethinking Improvement Within, Between and Beyond Schools - Christopher Chapman Leading Professional Learning to Improve Schools in Challenging Circumstances in Russia - Serge Kosaretsky, Irina Grunicheva, Marina Pinskaya, Alma Harris and Michelle Jones Developing Leaders for Schools in Singapore - Pak Tee Ng III: LEADER AND LEARNER LEVEL Leading Futures: Leading Learning Generation X Leaders in Global Cities: Emerging Perspectives on Recruitment, Retention and Succession Planning - Karen Edge Getting Beyond Our Fixation with Leaders' Behaviours: Engaging with Leading Practice for Real - James P. Spillane Leading Effective Pedagogy - David Reynolds and Daniel Muijs Leading Future Pedagogies - Jill Jameson International Comparisons-Good or Misunderstood? - Alma Harris and Michelle Jones Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9789351502555
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9789351502555
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 9351502554

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